Event Source:MRxSmb , Event ID:8003




Seeking suggestion from expertise...

In one of our server we are getting the below error very frequently.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: MRxSmb
Event Category: None
Event ID: 8003
The master browser has received a server announcement from the computer ....
that believes that it is the master browser for the domain on transport
NetBT_Tcpip_{04AE5417-6672-4574-. The master browser is stopping or an
election is being forced.

any suggestion from experts will help me to address this query.

Thanks in advance
Santosh K.


HI santosh,

Did you ever find a solution/reason for the events you mention??


Meir R.




I am repeatedly suffering the same problem on my Windows 2003 Small Business
Server, but the offending computer is an Apple Powerbook running OS X 10.4.11
.. So I believe the solution lies in making modifications to settings on the
Apple computer. Does anyone have the necessary changes that need to be made?
The Powerbook is connecting using a wireless access point on my Windows 2003
Server Active Directory network using a domain, not a workgroup.

Dave Patrick

No idea really on the powerbook but for windows I would have said;

For the Windows NT'ish machines


Set all but the pc designated as browse master to;

MaintainServerList = "Auto"
IsDomainMaster = "False"

On the win9x machines (if any), Control Panel|Network, then on the
"Protocols" tab scroll down to "File and Printer sharing for Microsoft
Networks, then "Properties", then for the "Browse Master" property, choose

and you'll have no more elections.



Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]

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